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1367 - 1370 Urban V in Italy

The papal court was not, during the 14th century, a settled place. The pleasures of Avignon had drawn the popes away to France but periodic bouts of guilt drew first one and then another back to Rome full of good intentions to return. Urban V had brought the papacy back to Italy in 1367 and ever since he had arrived he had singularly failed to establish himself and his followers in a power base from which they could rule both the Papal States and the Church at large. The itinerary that follows shows the chaotic life Urban was leading and this was why in the end he found it impossible to stay in Italy.



22 April 1367 Avignon
4 June 1367 Corneto
10 June 1367 – 7 October 1367 Viterbo
19 October 1367- 8 May 1368 Rome
25 May 1368 – 10 Oct 1368 Montefiascone
12 Oct 1368 – 13 October 1368 Viterbo
30 Oct 1368 – 9 April 1369 Rome
4 May 1369 – 4 August 1369 Montefiascone
18 August 1369 – 7 October 1369 Viterbo
23 October 1369 – 11 April 1370 Rome
19 April 1370 – 24 April 1370 Viterbo
27 April 1370 – 26 August 1370 – Montefiascone
1 September 1370 Corneto
2 October 1370 Avignon

From Registres et letters des papes du XIV siecle